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Kerry is no 1 for staycations

Kerry is no 1 for staycations

A survey carried out by GetawayswithKids.ie discovered that Kerry is the number one staycation destination for families in Ireland for 2020.

16.4% of Irish families this summer will or have visited Co. Kerry. 13.2% will visit Co. Clare and 12.2% have Co. Cork on their list.

Fourth place is Co. Wexford getting 8.6% of families and Galway a close fifth with 8.3% of visitors.

The remining counties place as follows:

6 – Donegal 6.6%

7– Mayo 5.3%

8– Waterford 3.7%

9 & 10 – Kilkenny and Sligo 3.1 %

11 & 12– Limerick and Longford 2.6%

13– Wicklow 2.5%

14– Dublin 2.3%

15 & 16 -Antrim & Roscommon 1%

17, 18 & 19– Leitrim, Tipperary and Meath 0.8%

20– Cavan 0.7%

21 & 22– Kildare and Laois 0.6%

23 & 24– Louth and Westmeath 0.5%

25– Offaly 0.4%

26– Down 0.3%

27 & 28 Armagh and Carlow 0.2%

29,30, 31 and 32– Derry, Fermanagh, Tyrone and Monaghan 0.1%

85 percent of Irish families said they will (or have) taken a staycation this year with 15 percent staying at home. A three-day break around Ireland is the most popular staycation duration, with four days coming in second, two days after that and a week long holiday on the island of Ireland coming in fourth.

The average spend on a family holiday in Ireland for three day is €875.

23% of Irish families spend an average of €750 on their staycation, 21% spend over €1,000 and €17% spend approx. €500. The remainder spend various amounts between €1,000 and €2,000.

The cost of accommodation was the number one determining factor in choosing where to holiday with the properties cleanliness coming in second, the size of the family room in third ranking and the accommodations proximity to attractions taking fourth spot.

44 percent of those surveyed have two kids, 32 percent have three kids, 14 percent have 1 child and the remaining 10 percent have four kids or more.

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